NIBAN-FG Fine Granular Bait
Niban-FG is perfect for perimeter, attic and crawl space treatments as well as difficult-to-reach areas like cracks and crevices, under cabinets and appliances, in and around waste containers and into openings around drains, water pipes and electrical conduits. The active ingredient in Niban-FG is a 5% boric acid. Each granule carries patented insect food attractants and food grade oils to give the bait not only excellent insect attraction and efficacy, but also long-term protection against moisture and spoilage.
The Science Behind NIBAN-FG (Fine Granular)
Two common kinds of products used against pests are knockdown poisons and borate-based baiting systems. A poison’s effect is immediate, but very short-lived. It kills the individual that comes in contact with it, but other individuals who don’t encounter the poison live, and a colony will return to be a nuisance again. With a borate bait, the final effect takes a bit longer because the pests ultimately starve to death after consuming the product; but any colony is effectively controlled so pests cannot return until a brand new colony moves into the area.
So how do borates work if they don’t act like poisons? For insects and other animals to create energy from food, they must extract energy from their food using enzymes. Enzymes are proteins that accelerate chemical reactions within cells. To turn food into energy, a specific dehydrogenase enzyme needs to bind to both the food molecule and another compound called a co-enzyme (NAD+). The enzyme then breaks the food molecule into small pieces and transfers reducing power to the co-enzyme (NAD+ becomes NADH) that then carries it away to make energy, a process known as the Krebs Cycle.
Borates, however, interfere with this process of turning food into energy in insects and other pests. They intercept the NAD+ co-enzyme before it can be bound by the dehydrogenase enzyme. The resulting co-enzyme/borate complex can no longer be accepted by the dehydrogenase enzyme to create NADH, and energy cannot be created by breaking down food.
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